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MacGyver: The Negotiator

MacGyver's newest romantic interest seems the perfect match. However, he's unaware she's been hired to either convince him to persuade him to skip the new environmental-impact studies he's conducting... or kill him.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 3x15
Production Number: 059
Airdate: Monday March 07th, 1988

Guest Stars
Kristian AlfonsoKristian Alfonso
As Deborah
David AckroydDavid Ackroyd
As Knapp
Ned BellamyNed Bellamy
As Remick
Elyssa DavalosElyssa Davalos
As Nikki Carpenter

Co-Guest Stars
Bob Hughes (1)Bob Hughes (1)
As Chairman
Geri Lee SmithGeri Lee Smith
As Paint Instructor
Main Cast
Richard Dean AndersonRichard Dean Anderson
As Angus MacGyver
Dana ElcarDana Elcar
As Peter Thornton


MacGyver is at the beach checking coastal flight patterns of birds when Mr. Remick, the lawyer for a local company, arrives. He insists his company wants to preserve the beauty of the land while building a breakwater for a new marina. MacGyver isn't convinced, noting the Phoenix Foundation has found evidence to the contrary. Remick offers to pay MacGyver to come on with his company as a private consultant. MacGyver laughs at him and tells him he'll be going to the board for a three-week extension to get enough evidence do a full impact report. Remick warns him he'll find out how things really work and departs. As he goes down the road, he signals to a tow truck. As MacGyver drives by, the tow truck pulls out after him, closes in, and tries to run him off the road. MacGyver uses a fire extinguisher to blind the driver and escape...

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ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Richard Dean AndersonEau d'Leoat the houseboat, as Deborah listens in

Episode Quotes
Remick: I don't know what you think you're protecting. We don't want to see it changed either. The beauty of this land enhances the value of our own investment. I mean, do you think we're fools? We'd act against our own interests?
MacGyver: I think your company's first priority is to get your marina built.

Remick: Come on, MacGyver, there's other beaches for your birds.
MacGyver: Well, the fact is, we're running out of "other beaches."

Remick: This is a $2 billion project, MacGyver. The interest on that money alone could run well over $100 million a year, while you're busy delaying this thing. Which is something you'd know if you live in the real world.
MacGyver: I live in the real world, Remick. This one.

(to MacGyver)
Pete: Thanks for wearing a shirt and tie. Looks great! Can't talk you into a haircut, can I?

Paint Instructor: So this is coming along very well.
MacGyver: Well, thanks. Goalies are easy models: they never move.

MacGyver: Maybe we could get together some time and compare notes over a cup of coffee.
Deborah: I don't drink coffee.
MacGyver: Neither do I.

Episode Goofs
Nikki's birthdate is incorrectly listed here as 5/30/09. In "Blow Out," it was listed as 10/5/59.

Episode References
* A fire extinguisher spray to blind a pursuing truck
* Jumper cables attached to the bottom of a jeep to electrocute a pursuer standing in brake fluid leaked from the bottom of the jeep

MacGyver's license plate: 1RJQ104

Other Episode Crew

CreatorLee David Zlotoff
Executive ProducerStephen Downing  |  John Rich (1)  |  Henry Winkler
Supervising ProducerCalvin Clements, Jr.
ProducerKevin Inch  |  Michael Greenburg (1)  |  Stephen Kandel
Co-ProducerJohn Whelpley
Associate ProducerHudson Hickman  |  John B. Moranville
EditorWilliam Paul Dornisch
CastingBarbara Hanley  |  Fiona Jackson  |  Cathy Henderson
First Assistant DirectorBill Mizel
Second Assistant DirectorMick Mackay  |  David Markowitz
MusicDennis McCarthy (2)
Music EditorSteve Danforth
HairstylistIan C. Ballard
Make-upJacky Wilkinson
Key GripNick Kuchera
Set DecoratorDominique Fauquet-LeMaitre
Location ManagerDavid Keiss
Property MasterPhil Gough
Construction CoordinatorCharles Leitrants
Script SupervisorSusan Weir
Production CoordinatorElaine Fleming
Post Production SupervisorBruce Williams
Supervising Sound EditorWilliam H. Angarola
GafferLen Wolfe
Director of PhotographyWilliam Gereghty (1)
Story EditorRick Drew
Stunt CoordinatorVince Deadrick, Jr.
Art DirectorRex Raglan
Production ManagerRobert Frederick
Sound MixerEric Batut
Special EffectsBilly Myatt
Executive Story EditorReed Moran
Costume SupervisorThomas Welsh
Main Title ThemeRandy Edelman
Assistant Costume DesignerStephanie Nolin
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